Dating and domestic violence
A study by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence found that 32% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a previous partner.
Since technology provides quick, constant access to people, it is often used as a tool for abuse and a means to establish power and control that is easier to hide than physical violence and verbal assaults.The best way to contact us is to call 910.343.0703 or click here for additional contact options.Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?According to a recent study conducted in Massachusetts, one in five teen girls are abused by their boyfriends. Fact: Perpetrators believe they have the right to use abuse to control their partner and they see the victim as less than equal to themselves. Myth: If a person stays in an abusive relationship, it must not really be that bad.
Also, 60% of all rapes reported to rape crisis centers are committed by acquaintances, and the majority of victims are aged 16-24. Fact: While 95% of victims of abuse are females, men can be victims as well. Fact: People stay in abusive relationships for a number of reasons: fear, confusion, loss of self-confidence, not recognizing that what’s happening is abusive, belief that the abuser needs their help or will change. If you answered yes to some of the above then you may be a victim of domestic violence. We help people every day in the Wilmington area who are being abused.Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.